BILL WITTLIFF - The Devil's Sinkhole



Monday, October 10 at 7pm

Photographer, Screenwriter, & Author
speaking & signing
The Devil's Sinkhole







Papa and Calley Pearsall return in distinguished screenwriter, photographer, and novelist Bill Wittliff’s new book The Devil’s Sinkhole. The duo’s latest exploits run them afoul of their nefarious rivals Pelo Blanco and Arlon Clavic on a quest for true love. Come by tonight to hear Bill Wittliff discuss his work and sign copies of The Devil’s Sinkhol 


When last we saw the boy Papa in The Devil’s Backbone, he had finally learned the fate of his missing Momma and his vicious daddy, Old Karl. But hardly has he concluded that quest before another one is upon him. Now a white-haired man with a hangman’s noose around his neck and death in his eye—o’Pelo Blanco—is coming. And he means to hang Papa.

In The Devil’s Sinkhole, the master storyteller Bill Wittliff takes us on another enthralling journey through wild and woolly Central Texas in the 1880s. When Papa and his o’amigo Calley Pearsall confront Pelo Blanco before he can ambush Papa, the encounter sets them on a pursuit with a promise of true love at the end, if only they can stay alive long enough for Calley to win the beautiful Pela Rosa, the captive/companion of Pelo Blanco. But before they can even hope to be united with Pela and Annie Oster, Papa’s plucky sweetheart, Papa and Calley have to defeat not only Pelo Blanco but also the evil, murdering Arlon Clavic and deliver Little Missey, the mysterious Wild Woman a’the Navidad, to the safe haven of the Choat farm. With dangers and emergencies around every bend, it’s a rough ride to the Devil’s Sinkhole, where this world and the next come together, bringing Papa and Calley, Pelo Blanco and Arlon to a climax that will leave readers clamoring for the next adventure.


Wittliff is a distinguished screenwriter and producer whose credits include Lonesome DoveThe Perfect StormThe Black Stallion, and Legends of the Fall, among others. His fine art photography has been published in the books A Book of Photographs from Lonesome DoveLa Vida Brinca, and Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy.

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Monday, October 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
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The Devil's Sinkhole Cover Image
By Bill Wittliff, Joe Ciardiello (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781477309742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Texas Press - October 4th, 2016

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